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Date: October 27 - 29, 2023 | Amarillo, TX
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Mid-Year Retreat this year will be hosted in Amarillo, TX! 

Ad 2 National Mid-Year Retreat (MYR) is one of two national events hosted annually by Ad 2 National. MYR is an opportunity to learn what's happening at the national level, connect with fellow leaders and peers across the nation, and to exchange ideas/learn best practices for club operations.

The retreat programming is geared toward current Ad 2 leaders (Presidents, local board members, and committee members), though it is open to anyone who is an Ad 2 member. In limited cases, Ad 2 National will invite individuals who are not necessarily Ad 2 members, but are looking to start a club.

MYR is an in-person event held late October or first weekend in November, and hosted by a local Ad 2 club selected at the Ad 2 National Board of Directors meeting the preceding ADMERICA. 

Details for the 2023 Mid-Year Retreat are listed below: 

  • Location: Amarillo, TX 

  • Date: October 27 - 29th, 2023

  • HotelThe Barfield, Autograph Collection | 600 S Polk St, Amarillo, TX 79101

  • Retreat Location: AmTech Career Academy | 3601 Plains Boulevard Amarillo, TX 79102

  • Cost: $85 per person

Schedule of Events:

  • Friday / 5pm-8pm: Welcome Social at the Paramount Recreation Club

  • Saturday / 9am-5pm: Mid-Year Retreat at AmTech Career Academy

  • Saturday / 7:30pm: Ad 2 National dinner at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant

  • Optional Sunday Brunch (chosen by our hospitable Ad 2 Amarillo members)

Official conference agenda to be released by October, including addresses.

Virtual Conference option is TBD.

FAQs about Ad 2 Mid-Year Retreat: 

  • Who should attend? Any Ad 2 member or potential member/club.

  • How much should we budget? There will be a registration fee for both in-person and virtual attendees. For in-person, the registration includes breakfast and lunch during the Saturday conference and Ad 2 National dinner on Saturday. Clubs need to be able to cover transportation cost, hotel, and other food on Saturday that is outside of the breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alcoholic drinks will be on your own (sorry, we don't have quite the budget to cover bar tabs).  

  • What happens at the conference? We will have several panels, small group sessions, and breakout topics to discuss how to better your club and your leadership skills. There will also be an interactive hands-on leadership workshop in the afternoon!

  • Which board members should attend? We recommend Presidents, Vice Presidents and potential future leaders of your club.

  • What if we cannot afford to bring all of these people? Aim to bring at least one representative of your club. A Vice President or incoming Presidential candidate is a good choice. 

  • How to host Mid-Year Retreat? The applications go out in January-February of every year. Applicants must present their case at ADMERICA during the summer where Ad 2 members will vote on the winning city.

If you have more questions about hosting or attending an Ad 2 Mid-Year Retreat, please contact the Vice Chair: or 2nd Vice Chair:

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